Welcome to Heritage BC

Heritage BC is a not for profit, charitable organization supporting heritage conservation across British Columbia through education, training and skills development, capacity building in heritage planning and funding through the Heritage Legacy Endowment Fund. Learn more about us.

Chinese Canadian history takes its place on British Columbia’s map

British Columbia’s map of historical sites soon will be expanding and becoming more culturally diverse.British Columbians have nominated 77 places they would like recognized as historically important to Chinese Canadian history. Today Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism, has released the full list contained in the Historic Places Nomination Report.The list paints...

Chinese Historic Places Interactive Map

From Vancouver and Victoria's Chinatowns, to sites like the ghost town of Quesnel Forks and historic Barkerville, there are places throughout British Columbia that tell the stories of the province's Chinese Canadian community.From January 22 to March 2 the public was invited to nominate historic places associated with the history of the Chinese community and the development of British Columbia. 138 nominations were received on Heritage BC's website...

We're hiring! Heritage Conservation Skills Development and Training Officer (Young Canada Works Program)

Are you an energetic, outgoing, and creative problem solver looking to develop a career opportunities in heritage conservation? Heritage BC is hiring a 26 week, full time (30 hrs/week) intern position. As a Heritage Conservation Skills Development and Training Officer, you will be based out of offices in West Vancouver, B.C.The position starts July 2, 2015 and ends Dec 31, 2015.   Responsibilities:Work with our Heritage Planner to assess...

New webinar: Heritage Legislation In British Columbia

 This new one hour webinar will introduce Part 27 of the Local Government Act which outlines the tools and activities that are available to municipalities concerning heritage conservation, including topics such as heritage recognition and designation, the role of Community Heritage Commissions, and Community Heritage Registers. Also discussed are the incentives municipalities can provide for heritage conservation, both monetary and non-monetary.

Register for Heritage BC Webinars

Registration is now available for three educational webinars: Writing Statements of Significance; Grant Writing; How to use the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada. These one hour webinars, presented by Heritage BC staff Karen Dearlove and Kathryn Molloy, provide participants expert instruction and are especially useful for those working on Heritage Legacy Fund 2015 applications.Webinar registration...